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Mesothelioma and Exposure to Asbestos Claims

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Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer that develops after exposure to asbestos.  While any amount of asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, exposure in occupational settings can greatly increase the likelihood of developing the cancer.  Unfortunately, workers and tradesmen in the shipbuilding industry, along with U.S. Navy service men and women, have a high risk of being exposed to asbestos. 

Asbestos and asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in ships and shipyards across the country, potentially exposing thousands of workers and service men and women. 

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working in a shipyard or in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard, Bailey & Glasser, LLP can help.  Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation with our Asbestos & Lung Cancer team. 

Why Choose Bailey Glasser?

At Bailey Glasser, we have extensive experience representing those who have developed mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in occupational settings, such as shipyards or Navy vessels.

Our attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We understand these cases are often complex and technical. We bring intelligent aggression and substantial experience working product liability cases to verdict and settlement.

There are no upfront costs. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we take all the financial risk and only charge a fee if we successfully resolve your claim.

How has the Shipbuilding Industry Used Asbestos?

Shipyards are associated with significant levels of asbestos exposure.  Before the dangers of asbestos was fully understood, the material was used as a cheap and effective solution for fireproofing and heat resistance.  Asbestos was used in navy vessles and warships in:

  • Boilers
  • Turbines
  • Pumps
  • Insulation in both ship walls and the boiler rooms
  • Pipe coverings

When ships were undergoing construction, repairs, or maintenance, damage or wear and tear of the materials caused asbestos particles to become airborne and be inhaled by workers and tradesmen.  On ships, these materials were used in areas with poor ventilation, allowing dust to collect in small areas, thus making ships extremely dangerous for sailors and those working below decks. 

Asbestos materials were used in all major shipyards including (but not limited to)

  • ADDSCO Shipyard
  • Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyards in Alabama, California, and Massachusettes
  • Boston Navy Yard
  • Bremerton Naval Shipyard
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard
  • Brown SHipbuilding Company
  • Charleston Naval Base
  • Defoe Shipyard
  • Lockheed Shipbuilding
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • New York Ship Building Corporation
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
  • Philadephia Naval Shipyard
  • Pensacola Naval Air Station
  • Portland Ship Repair Yard
  • Sun Shipbuilding
  • Swan Island Shipyard

What Should Mesothelioma Patients Do?

If you are experiencing mesothelioma symptoms, speak with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Then, contact Bailey & Glasser, LLP as soon as possible.  Do not wait to contact us because every state has a statute of limitation that determines how much time a person or family can file an asbestos lawsuit after the person was diagnosed with cancer. Any delay in hiring an attorney may jeopardize your ability to file a claim and receive compensation.

At Bailey & Glasser, LLP, our trusted asbestos attorneys will go to battle for you against the corporations and manufacturers that caused your cancer.   Our firm will walk you through the process of seeking financial compensation and help secure the maximum amount of compensation available to you and your loved ones.

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Meet the Attorneys

Michael “Mickey” Robb

Michael “Mickey” Robb is based in Pittsburgh and is currently licensed in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He has over 20 years of experience handling asbestos litigation cases on behalf of men and women who have contracted asbestos-related diseases including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis. Michael has secured more than $90 million in court awards for his clients.

Since asbestos-related cancers take several decades to develop after a person inhales asbestos fibers, Michael prides himself on being able to investigate the client’s entire exposure history to determine where the client’s exposures to asbestos occurred. Most individuals are exposed to asbestos in an industrial setting like a steel mill, chemical plant, power plant, or factory. However, exposure to asbestos can occur in any setting including industrial, residential and school buildings.  With a very unique talent for knowing what types of products contain asbestos and an extensive understanding of how exposures occur at work, home, or even at school (K-12 and university buildings) Michael will then file suit against all responsible parties including the client’s employers that used asbestos containing products in the workplace as well as the manufacturer, supplier, or producer of asbestos containing equipment that the employer utilized in their operations.

Michael will also file suit against any responsible companies who sold asbestos-containing products which the client may have been exposed to in the home. Finally, Michael will do an extensive search to determine if the client attended any schools which were contaminated with asbestos building products and will file suit against the school district or university where the exposures occurred.

Asbestos cases are very complicated and Michael has an incredible drive and passion to bring justice on behalf of his clients and their families.  If you or a family member have been diagnosed with  Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer and Asbestosis call Michael today for a free consultation.


Jackalyn Rochelle

Jackalyn “Jackie” Rochelle has dedicated her career to the effective and conscientious representation of individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases. She has over 17 years of experience and leadership handling matters for people all over the country whose lives have been impacted by the carcinogen asbestos. She sees cases through from intake to trial, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her clients and their families. She is barred in Illinois, Missouri, and California.

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